A state social worker is facing conspiracy, bribery and official misconduct charges in Lexington after allegedly using a child as a bargaining chip in a drug deal.
Chad Albert Buckley, 39,
entered an initial not guilty plea in Fayette District Court Wednesday.
He is scheduled to be back in court Aug. 21.
Lexington police arrested Buckley Tuesday night.
Buckley, who lives in Midway, is charged with conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance, official misconduct and bribery.
He is a social worker with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
"The department will seek termination of this employee," Cabinet spokeswoman Jill Midkiff said Wednesday night.